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For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines and we win battles.Every Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.For over 221 years our Corps has done two things for this great Nation. We make Marines and we win battles.â€”Gen Charles C. Krulak, 31st CMC, 5 May 1997https://www.mca-marines.org/leatherneck/2009/03/bruteGen. A. M. Gray, 29th CMCGeneral James F. Amos, 35th CMCâ€”Commandant Col Archibald Henderson, 5th CMC, on a note pinned to his office door, 1836On board the GANGES, about 12 mos. ago, Lt. Gale, was struck by an Officer of the Navy, the Capt. took no notice of the Business and Gale got no satisfaction on the Cruise; the moment he arrived he callâ€™d the Lieut. out and shot him; afterwards Politeness was restorâ€™dâ€â€”Gen James L. Jones, 32nd CMC, 10 Nov 2000â€”General Alfred M. Gray, 29th CMCâ€” Gen Louis Wilson, 26th CMC,Â Norfolk, Va., 1975â€”Gen Louis H. Wilson, 26th CMCâ€”Gen Robert E. Cushman Jr., 25th CMC, 17 May 1974â€”Col Lewis B. â€œChestyâ€ Puller, rallying his 1st Marines near Chosin Reservoir, Korea, December 1950https://www.mca-marines.org/leatherneck/2001/08/giants-corps-chesty-pullerThe Marine Corps went from 15,000, which its strength was when I was Commandant, to approximately 400,000 when I retired, and more than that afterward, without losing its individual characteristics. It was the same Marine Corps. It was not different in any respect.â€”Gen Thomas Holcomb, 17th CMC https://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/2015/11/smedley-butlerhttps://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/2014/11/lejeune-s-lieutenantsâ€”Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly 1918 France.https://www.mca-marines.org/gazette/2008/11/belleau-wood3d MAW Afghanistan Web Report2013 Naval Academy MarinesCombat Art: Sgt Kristopher Battles, Pt. 6A Birthday Celebration at Cookie's TavernMarine Corps QuotesFrom Notable MarinesEvery Marine is, first and foremost, a rifleman. All other conditions are secondary.A Marine is a Marine.Â I set that policy two weeks ago - there's no such thing as a former Marine.Â Â You're a Marine,Â just in a different uniform and you're in a different phase of your life.Â But you'll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico.Â There's no such thing as a former Marine.Gone to Florida to fight the Indians. Will be back when the war is over.